How Many Syns In A Macaroon? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
4 January, 2023

Are Macaroons High In Syns On Slimming World? Can I Eat Them?

If you are craving a macaroon for a sweet treat, you might be curious as to how many syns these little desserts have on the slimming world plan, are they high in syns?

Are Macaroons High In Syns On Slimming World?

Macaroons have typically around 7.5 syns per macaroon making them high in syns and taking up nearly over half of your daily syn allowance, we, therefore, suggest having them as an occasional treat on the plan.

We've discussed in more detail below why Macaroons are high in syns, some syn values of them and low syn alternatives as well as SW recipe for making your coconut macaroons at home!

Why Are Macaroons So High In Syns?

At 7.5 syns per macaroon, you can have up to two macaroons on the slimming world plan before using all your 15 syn daily allowance making them high in syns. Macaroons in general are high in syns since they contain lots of sugar and butter.

For example, one Mrs Crimble macaroon can have up to 7.5g of fat and 13g of sugar.

Syn Values Of Macaroons

Macaroons have a wide range of syn values according to the type of macaroon you choose and the size.

So as you can compare syns, we've listed a few varieties down below.

  • Mrs Crimble's 6 Big Choc Macaroons 225g - 8.5 syns.
  • Mrs Crimble's 6 Big Coconut Macaroons 195g - 6.5 syns.
  • Mrs Crimble's 6 Vegan Choc Macaroons 195g - 7 syns.
  • Tesco 6 Coconut Macaroons - 7 syns.
  • Aldi Holly Lane 6 Chocolate Macaroons 225g - 8.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Mini Coconut Macaroons 180g - 5 syns.
  • Patteson's Original 6 Coconut Macaroons - 7 syns.
  • The Duchess Mini Macaroons with Real Coconut 175g - 3 syns.
  • Asda Bakery 4 Coconut Macaroons - 13.5 syns.
Our SW Macaroon Recipe

Low Syn Alternatives To Macaroons

If you find Macaroons to be too high in syns and you are looking for another sweet treat to indulge in, we've listed some alternatives for you to check out down below.

  • Tesco Finest Free From Millionaire Slices 4 Pack - 12.5 syns.
  • Tesco Free From 5 Angel Slices - 8.5 syns.
  • Tesco Free From Lemon Loaf Cake - 8.5 syns.
  • Tesco Free From 12 Rocky Road Mini Bites - 3.5 syns.
  • Tunnock's Milk Chocolate Tea Cakes 6 x 24g - 5 syns.
  • Cadbury 5 Milk Chocolate Mini Rolls Cakes - 6 syns.
  • McVitie's Digestive Caramel Slices Cake Snack Bars 5 Slices 109.9g - 6 syns.
  • Morrisons 6 Carrot Cake Slices 174g - 6 syns.

Our SW Macaroon Recipe

If you're a lover of macaroons but you are looking to save syns, why not try making your own at home? These coconut macaroons have just 1 syn each and are super easy to make!


  • 25g of desiccated coconut.
  • 25g of sugar.
  • 50g of sweetener.
  • Teaspoon of coconut essence.
  • Two egg whites.


  1. Start by whisking your egg whites till they become stiff then mix in your sugar and sweetener as well as the coconut essence.
  2. Pipe your macaroons onto a lined baking tray then bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
Our SW Macaroon Recipe

Final Words

To conclude, Macaroons are high in syns, having on average 7.5 syns per macaroon which is over half of your daily syn allowance, allowing you to have up to two before using all your syns.

In order to save syns, we suggest having mini macaroons or making your own low syn versions at home with our recipe above.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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One comment on “How Many Syns In A Macaroon? Find Out Here!”

  1. Just an FYI that your article is about Macaroons (which I adore and so excited to try the SW version - thank you!) but you have used images of macarons (totally different thing)

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